A BIG Surprise!

Good Morning Friends!

I love to get a present I was not expecting.  The only thing that I love more is when it is a handmade present!

As some of you know, I have been struggling lately.  I am in good hands, I have a very good psychiatrist and therapist.  But going to therapy and telling the truth about the things that have happened in my life is so hard.  I get very down some days;yesterday was one of those days.  Then the mail came and with it a surprise gift from my best bloggy friend Rhonda from Scrap Happens.  We have so much in common that we say we are "Sistas from another Mista".  Rhonda, it is a good thing that you put some tissues in that box because I cried and cried when I opened that box.  It was not only your note and that you were kind enough to think of me, it was that you remembered that I love owls!

So here is the calendar book that Rhonda made me...keep in mind that she made this out of a gift bag!  So talented!

Here is the front.

I am going to show you some of the inside pages so you can see how cute this is!

Isn't this wonderful?  I am going to have a hard time using it because it is so cute!  But I will use it and treasure it forever!  Thank you so much my friend.  Just knowing that I have people out there that love me and are rooting for me to fight this illness makes all the difference in the world...oh, now I am crying again...they are tears of joy!

Even the box she sent it in was decorated!

Happy Thanksgiving to everyone!  Thank you for being so kind to me!



  1. This is really an amazing gift, and it's perfect for you that love owls so much! And Rhonda has been very kind to having made this colourful calendar full of love just for you! Enjoy it and smile! There are a lot of very lovely persons in the craft world. It's a wonderful world :)

  2. so glad you got it and love it I think of you everyday hoping that you are keeping your head up and smiling. I wanted to make you something special to cheer you up. love and hugs to my great bloggy friend.

  3. Rhonda is just the sweetest! You deserve it Chriss! I am l thinking about you! happy Thanksgiving! Carri~Abusybee

  4. What a sweet and beautiful gift from Rhonda!! It's amazing!! Thinking of you my friend...you are always in my prayers. I hope you and your family have a safe and happy Thanksgiving!! I'm so thankful for your friendship!! Big hugs :)

    A Mermaid's Crafts

  5. Oh Chriss....you are such a lucky girl to have such a talented and loving crafty friend. Sending virtual hugs!

  6. Oh wow! What a beautiful gift! Very creative. I love it. Thanks for sharing!


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